NFHS Spirit Rules Exam

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: A top person’s base of support is at approximately shoulder height is the definition of a: A. Prep B. Lift C. Base D. Flatback
: When discarding props, they must be placed in a location where participants will not step or dance on them.
: Participants must not stand behind the free throw lane extended during a basketball game.
: A participant who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be immediately removed from the activity and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health professional.
: As two bracers in prep-level stunts reach down to assist a top person to an extended liberty, they may become inverted if necessary.
: In inverted partner stunts, contact with the top person's upper body must be sufficient to stabilize/control the top person’s position.
: Basket tosses, elevator tosses and similar multi-base tosses are permitted on which of the following: A. Real or artificial grass. B. Basketball court. C. Hard and unyielding surfaces. D. None of the above.
: New catchers of a suspended roll may not be involved with any other stunt when the suspended roll is initiated.
: A spotter is required for a single-base suspended roll that ends on the performing surface.
: Dismounts to the performing surface from prep level or above that include a toe touch require assistance from two bases.
: Airborne twisting tumbling skills, with the exception of round-offs and aerial cartwheels, are permitted only on: A. Grass (real or artificial). B. A mat. C. A rubberized track. D. All of the above.
: In stunts requiring a spotter, a spotter must: A. Be in the proper location with the appropriate body position to help minimize risk to the top person. B. Remain visually focused on the head, neck and shoulders of the top person, except when it is necessary to briefly check other stunts and/or personnel. C. Not hold objects in their hands. D. All of the above.
: Partner stunts in which a single base uses only one arm to support the top person are permitted only on: A. Grass (real or artificial) or mats. B. Rubberized track. C. Grass (real or artificial), a mat or a rubberized track. D. Grass (real or artificial), mat, rubberized or asphalt track.
: It would be poor sportsmanship for participants to: A. Kick the bleachers and boo while the opposing team member is shooting a free throw. B. Disrespectfully question an official's call. C. Use profane language. D. All of the above.
: Padded supports, braces and air casts which are unaltered from the manufacturer’s original design/production do not require any additional padding.
: A base must not: A. Assume a headstand or handstand position. B. Hold objects in a hand that is supporting a top person. C. Assume a backbend position. D. All of the above.
: Jewelry worn under the uniform is legal provided it is not visible.
: Non-airborne tumbling over a prop or person on the floor is legal.
: A top person may pass through extended position while inverted, provided he/she: A. Completes a double-down. B. Loses contact with the base. C. Loses contact with the spotter. D. Does not pause or stop while extended.
: Single twists performed to a cradle or when loading into a stunt from a quick toss are legal: A. On a rubberized track. B. On a gym floor. C. On grass, real or artificial. D. All of the above.
: A non-braced tick tock that begins at prep level is allowed.
: The top person in a braced flip may start from any position (load, stunt, ground) except: A. One foot on the ground. B. Inverted at prep/shoulder level. C. Inverted at extended level. D. Prone position at shoulder level.
: During a braced flip the top person may perform the following: A. Full twist. B. Front, back or side rotations. C. ½ twist. D. Both B and C.
: The bracer for a braced flip can be in a single-base shoulder stand with a spotter.
: In a braced flip a bracer can be behind the top person.
: During a foldover stunt, the top person may initiate the inversion without upper body contact.
: It is illegal for a participant to execute: A. A forward roll under a stunt. B. A back handspring over a prop on the floor. C. Both A and B. D. None of the above.
: When catching the top person in a cradle, bases must: A. Remain in their original location except for safety purposes. B. Make no more than ¼ turn to catch the top person. C. Have continuous visual contact with the top person. D. All of the above.
: A single base at prep level is permitted to do a full around to extension with a spot.
: Artificial noisemakers are legal in the FargoDome/Alerus at football games.
: Wearing gauges in stretched ear openings is illegal.
: All airborne tumbling is illegal with the exception of front and side aerials.
: It is legal to execute a back handspring while in a mascot’s costume.
: Performer’s footwear must cover the entire foot and have non-slip soles when executing prep level stunts in which the top person’s foot/feet are in the hand(s) of the base(s).
: Which skills are allowed using a quick toss loading technique: A. Full twist and caught at prep level. B. Caught in extended liberty position. C. Caught in a straddle position at shoulder level. D. All of the above.
: A spotter is not required for: A. A triple-base Swedish fall. B. A chair. C. A triple-base flatback. D. All of the above.
: A top person may be moved from a non-extended vertical position to a horizontal position caught by either two original bases or three new catchers/bases who catch on the upper body of the top person.
: It is legal for a participant in a walking boot to be involved in partner stunts/lifts or pyramids.
: The top person in a backward suspended roll may: A. Dismount to a cradle. B. Land in a loading position. C. Dismount to the performing surface. D. All of the above.
: A Swing Roll Down stunt is legal.
: Which of the following can be executed with one bracer: A. A top person with three bases/spotters under him/her does a complete flip. B. A top in flatback position with one leg back to a base/spotter in the back and rolls up to extended liberty. C. A top does a walk into an extension without a spotter D. A top is in a liberty and is released and caught by three bases/spotters in an inverted position.
: During a transition from an inverted position on the performing surface to a non-inverted stunt, a top person may hold a sign.
: A top person must not be in a face-down position between bases in which the top person's torso is suspended below the arms and legs.
: A spotter for a double-base prep may take a sign from the top person.
: During a suspended roll over a post to catchers who are not original bases, the new catchers must be in place when the roll is initiated.
: A participant in a full head-and-body costume may execute: A. A forward roll. B. A cartwheel. C. A body roll. D. All of the above.
: A top person in an inverted stunt may be released to a vertical position at prep level.
: During a braced flip, which position is a bracer NOT allowed to be in? A. To the side of the top person who is flipping. B. In front of the stunt, facing the top person. C. In front of the stunt, facing away from the top person. D. Behind the top person.
: Which of the following connections are legal: A. A double-base extension overlaps with a double-base extended liberty. B. A single-base extension overlaps with a double-base extension. C. A double-base liberty overlaps another extended liberty. D. All of the above.
: The following tumbling skills are allowed over a person or prop: A. Back handspring. B. Standing back tuck. C. Cartwheel. D. Front aerial walkover.
: During braced flips in a pyramid, which of the following is true: A. The top person must not begin in an inverted extended position. B. Only one bracer is required. C. The top person may be caught by new bases. D. The bracers do not need a back spot.
: One or more bases supporting one or more top persons off the performing surface is a: A. Toss. B. Cradle. C. Stunt/Lift. D. Jump.
: Which is not considered a tumbling skill: A. Splits. B. Backward roll. C. Front walkover. D. Cartwheel.
: The top person in a pancake inversion may hold the following: A. A sign. B. A megaphone. C. Poms. D. None of the above.
: A top person in a single-base prep level handstand must have: A. A spotter present, but the spotter does not have to have contact with the top person. B. The base making contact with the upper body, but no spotter required. C. A spotter with upper body contact with the top person. D. All of the above.
: An inverted top person may pass through an extended position but must not: A. End in an extended inverted position. B. Pause in an extended inverted position. C. Begin in an extended inverted position. D. All of the above.
: An inverted person on the performing surface may be released to: A. A loading position with a full turn. B. A stunt at prep level. C. A dismount with ¾ turn. D. A stunt at extended level.
: A stunt in which a top person is in a face-up or face-down horizontal position, with hips and shoulders in alignment, is called a: A. Prep. B. Liberty. C. Flatback. D. Suspended Roll.
: In a braced release transition, from an inverted stunt, the top cannot be released and caught in a(n): A. Extension. B. Flatback. C. Inversion at prep level. D. Load position.
: Which of the following stunts do not require a spot: A. Pump and go to liberty. B. Show and go. C. Double base extension. D. Single base prep level stunt.
: Which of the following conditions are required for a single base suspended roll to be legal: A. Top cannot twist during the suspended roll. B. Base/post of the suspended roll cannot turn. C. Top must land on the ground. D. Contact between top and base/post must be hand-to-hand contact with both hands.
: From an inverted skill at shoulder level, the top can be released legally in the following ways: A. To a cradle with a ½ twist. B. To an extended stunt. C. To another set of bases in an upright position. D. To a cradle with a full twist.
: Which of the following tumbling skills are legal: A. A front walkover with poms. B. Standing back tuck with poms. C. Side aerial cartwheel with poms. D. Both B and C.
: The following are legal without a spotter: A. Double-based flatback. B. Quad-based suspended splits. C. Double-based straddle sit. D. Triple-based straddle sit.
: Which of the following are allowed while cheering on a box: A. Jumping. B. Stunting. C. Chanting. D. All of the above.
: A stunt in which the top person's hands/arms and feet/legs are held while swinging forward and facedown into a roll where the head passes under the hips is the definition of a: A. Swing roll down. B. Swedish falls. C. Pitch. D. Leap frog.
: Which of the following skills may be performed to a cradle: A. Twist. B. Toe touch. C. Ball out. D. None of the above.
: It is legal to perform a twist to the following: A. Cradle. B. Performance surface. C. Both A and B. D. None of the above.
: Which of the following pyramids are legal with a bracer in a double-base prep without a spotter: A. Braced flips in pyramids. B. Braced rolls in pyramids. C. Both A and B. D. None of the above.
: Which of the following is a legal connection in pyramids where one extended stunt braces another extended stunt: A. One extended top person holds the ankle of another extended top person. B. One extended top person holds the foot of another extended top person. C. One extended top person holds the waist of another extended top person. D. All of the above.
: 95. Three extended flatbacks are connected in a pyramid. Which connection is illegal: A. The connection between top people is hand to ankle. B. The connection between top people is hand to arm. C. The connection between top people is hand to shoulder. D. The connection between top people is hand to hand.
: Which of the following conditions are required for a legal braced release transition? A. The top must have two bases and a spotter. B. The brace(s) must be in double base prep skill or single base skill with a spot. C. During the release the top cannot go above the shoulders of the bracers. D. Top has to have a brace on both sides.
: The bracer for a braced flip must have a spot.
: Which of the following are legal for an extended braced stunt A. Three double-base extensions pull to liberties at the same time. B. Three heel-stretch stunts connect arm/hand to arm/hand and place leg on shoulder of top next to them. C. Double base liberty overlaps with a double base prep on each side and then preps press to extended liberty position. D. All of the above.
: Double-base suspended roll can have both bases connected to one hand/arm of the top performing the roll.
: For an inversion that passes through extended position, the top must be in contact with two bases.
: You can have as many cheerleaders as you want for football outdoors, but if you play in the FargoDome/Alerus, you must limit the number to 8 cheerleaders.
: If you are not a ND certified cheer coach, you are allowed to do stunts to the prep/shoulder level.
: When at a hockey game, your fans take 2 hand signs and clap them together. Is this: A. Legal B. Illegal
: Your cheer team is going to a competition in Minnesota. Since it is out of North Dakota, you are allowed to follow their rules, even if more liberal than ND rules.
: Your coach’s 5 year old daughter will be in uniform and wants to be on the sidelines. Which is ok to do? A. She can do school song and be on the sidelines B. She can just do school song C. She can do neither school song nor be on the sidelines.

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